Just for fun, land of giants II

Last Update: February 06, 2020

Good afternoon everybody, here comes my Monthly WA post.

Land of Giants I

Some time ago I wrote a little post on what kind of things Michael grows in the vegetable garden.

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Land of Giants II

It has happened again but this time it is not his "fault". His contribution to the orange field with 100 trees is that he weed wacks. Lots of noise, lots of fun, and his overalls has to go in the washing machine as it is very dirty and green.

The season starts in December and on one of the trees this giant was discovered. I made 2 photos so you understand what I am talking about.

Compare between a normal and a huge orange

I suppose you get the idea but the next photo even illustrates it better. For this to happen I say it is the loving tender care the trees get. They are on a drip system. The weeds are plowed in plus the field gets all the leaves from the property too.

In1981 when I started on my farm I had no idea about agriculture. Having a lot of cobblestones around the house and in the patio, I was told to spray Roundup, that awful product of Monsanto to get rid of the weeds. 3 weeks later the weeds had completely dried up and Miguel, the gardener started sweeping. Suddenly the fish died in the fishpond. It was awful to see them floating upside down. Then I realized how dangerous this product is and decided to go green. From that moment on no herbicide/pesticide has been used on my farm.

My neighbor who surrounds my property with avocado plantations also went green years ago. That means this area has become a safe haven for insects, all kinds of birds and little mammals. Under one of the wood piles which are covered with a big tarp a family hedhog are spending the winter months. On one of the avocado trees on the property a camaleon was discovered, he was green so difficult to spot. I love to stroll through the garden and observe what is happening. One can learn a lot from observing nature. Creation, of which we form part is awesome.

Michael and the oranges

We looked at this beauty for more than a week but then we decided to eat it. We shared it and the taste was delicious.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske

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Papako808 Premium
Hello Taetske, That is quite amazing how huge that orange 🍊 grew. Pesticides are poison to nature. Sorry to hear about your fishes. Going green really makes a difference to Mother Nature, how you have taken care of your natural surroundings. Now you reap all the good fruits of your labor including the birds, insects and little mammals that strive on your property. Have a Blessed Day! Here’s to our Success in the near Future 🥂. Cecelia 🌺
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Cecelia,

Thank you for stopping by and your comment.
I am very happy I understood in 1981 what had happened.
I have 2 websites, one on health and the other on environmental issues. They often overlap as everything is related.
Our world is going in the wrong direction and I have a lot of things to write about.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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Papako808 Premium
Yes our world is going in the wrong direction so many bad issues that is causing havoc. Can’t wait to hear what you’re going to write about. Have a good afternoon! Cecelia 🌸
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laparra1 Premium
Cecelia, have a look at the lists of my website posts.

All the best, Taetske
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Papako808 Premium
Thank you I will read your post. I enjoy reading other members blogs and posts, also I've learned a lot of knowledge.


Cecelia ; )
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kiliwia62 Premium
Taetske, this is so fantastic to read and to see. I always believed the way we treat nature we will receive the results.

Fortunately, people like you and Michael will grow and like you I too love observing Mother Nature and it is amazing what one can experience.

Thanks for sharing
Lots of Higs
Sylvia
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Sylvia,

Good to see you again. I hope all is going well for you.

This morning we woke up and could not see the sunrise as everything is hidden in thick fog, it looks mysterious. It is now 08.20 while writing this. The fog normally comes from the sea when it has been very warm. It travels inland to where I live 8km from the coastline.

Observing nature one can learn so many things and it never gets boring.

Higs from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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LindaF Premium
Two heads think better than one but it seems you have three.

With all the research and visiting your web sites, I have learned so much.

I just recently saw a film on Netflix about a couple that took over a dead farm and turned it into a paradise. Working with Mother Nature it took 8 years to create with many natural disasters.

Reading your article I can imagine the work you two have put into the Land of Giants.

Always a better Way my friend
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Linda,

You made me laugh, 3 heads? I then better keep one for the websites and the other 2 for normal stuff and the garden.

When you treat Mother Earth with love she gives back manyfold.
Cleaning my house I find a bore but working in the garden is a pleasure.

Have a great weekend.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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Triblu Premium
Hey Taetske,

Glad you finally tasted that large orange, as my first thought was... ahhhh, but is it as nutritious as the smaller orange. However, knowing it tasted delicious is a pretty good indicator that the full on nutritional value was most likely in it too.

WOW! Good stuff... and Thank YOU for sharing your story. :-))
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Trish,

Nice to see you. When you get bored with the cold up North come to the South to get some sunshine.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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Triblu Premium
LOL, I'm already bored with all of this snow. I woke up to another dumping of snow in my driveway that I have yet to deal with. It is only just before 11AM here, so I still have time yet before dark. ;-)
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laparra1 Premium
Happy shoveling!
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DaveSw Premium
Wow, Taetske! That orange is HUGE! It is like a watermelon almost! How did it taste? I am really impressed with what you and Michael have created on your farm, it is gorgeous! I can hardly wait to visit! Cheers and thanks for sharing the harvest with us all! Cheers! Dave : )
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Dave,

Those oranges taste really good.

I will reserve a jar of orange marmalade for when you come.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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